This Little Monk Ebony Tea Utensil Set is a must for a Gongfu tea ceremony. The set includes: 1. a spoon/scoop to place the tea leaves in the brewing pot. This is essential, as the oils from your fingers could otherwise influence the taste of the tea. 2. a funnel to facilitate pouring tea from the brewing pot into the sharing pot/teapot without spilling. 3. Tweezers/tongs to lift the drinking cups and savor the tea's fragrance when they are too hot to handle. 4. a scraper to remove used tea from the brewing pot after use. 5. a poker to remove leaves that might have gotten caught in the spout of the brewing or teapot. 6. a needle to clean out the brewing pot. The Chinese call these tools the "Six Gentlemen." We recommend that you invite them to your next tea ceremony!